What is Memory Foam Mattress?
Mattresses are our best friend at night when we drift off to dreamland. They last for at least a decade and are our sanctuary. Besides that mattresses are also part of the decor in our bedroom. So, it is pertinent to know which mattress is right for you. You have to take into consideration your budget, yours and your partners’ sleep habits and needs. If you want a good quality bed, you have to pay a bit more. Memory foam is a bed mattress most people select. To decide if it is suitable for you, find out what is a memory foam mattress in our post to help you with your purchase decision.
Memory Foam Mattress Material
Memory foam is made from viscoelastic. Viscoelastic foam is another way of saying memory foam. The method of manufacturing it depends on the formula adopted by the manufacturer and these formulas affect the qualities of the foam. For example, some types of viscoelastic foam might be more resilient to the changes of the body lying on them. It may take longer to mold to the shape of a person with another formula. Visco foam is solid and dense and most substances cannot pass through it. The foam contains elastic properties that allows it to recover its shape over a period of time. It will soften when you lie on it but will revert to its original shape after you get up.
The basic memory foam is made out of a polymer known as polyurethane found in most sofas, mattresses, car seats and spray foam. It is very durable and provides excellent pressure relief. They have a longer lifespan than spring mattresses.
Different Types of Memory Foam
Traditional memory foam conforms to the contours of your body and retains its original shape as we have shared. However, the drawback of a traditional memory foam mattress is that it retains heat, making it uncomfortable to sleep in high temperatures. To tackle this problem, another two types of memory foam are created.
Open Cell Memory Foam
Open-cell memory foam has the same ingredients as traditional memory foam except a different internal structure. Open-cell foam mattresses have internal pockets that allow for ventilation and air flow throughout the mattress helping it dispel heat.
The internal pockets make open-cell memory foam mattress less dense, causing it to create less support for the body. But new production technologies have been developed to address this issue while retaining the open-cell structure of the mattress allowing it to retain its cooling effect.
Gel Memory Foam
Gel based microbeads are added into memory foams to create pockets similar to the open-cell memory mattress. Instead of letting air through the mattress, these gels actively absorb and release heat from your body.
Bedding Affairs’ MattX Mattress™ designed in Singapore, they are hybrid with memory foam combined with latex and memory foam. Our memory foam is infused with cool gel to provide a cool night’s sleep while contouring to your body’s shape.
Why Memory Foam Mattress?
The great advantage to having a memory foam mattress is that it uses your heat and body pressure to conform to your body shape. Your body heat softens the memory foam making it more viscous allowing you to sink in. This is the visco part of memory foam. The elastic part is when the foam reverts to how it was originally when you get up from bed.
Memory foam mattress is also helpful if you have arthritis or joint pain. It cushions your body and reduces impact of the pain pressure points. Last but not least, if your partner tends to move a lot disturbing your sleep, memory foam absorbs movement and it will be less likely for you to feel your partner tossing and turning in bed.